Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cowardice and Using the Military are in the DNA of Republicans

Rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells

Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes
Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal
~ Bulls on Parade, RAtM

In pre-historical times, warfare was limited by the lack of logistics, weaponry, transportation, lack of ideological motivations. Warfare mainly consisted of tribal fights or raids on supplies or women.

During the battles, some men held back during the fighting knowing that if they contributed less than the more ferocious fighters they would have less chance of being injured or killed and consequently would have access to the spoils of war afterwards, i.e. food and women. Which would mean the cowardly types would have a better chance of passing along their cowardly genes to the next generation.

In some cases you can easily observe the out and out cowardice of Republicans, for instance Dick Cheney and his five deferments or Rush Limbaugh and his ass cyst, not serving a day in the military. Or peruse the list of these noted Chicken Hawks here.

However, often the cowards are craftier. Sometimes they'll serve but they will ensure they are thousands of miles away from combat or safely ensconced in a unit which has no fear of deploying to a forward area like the buffoonish liar occupying the white house.

And that partially explains Tipsy Canoe. Prescott Bush served honorably in World War I but of course he had to lie and claim to be highly decorated in battle. Now unfortunately, the honorable genes of Prescott didn't make it to his grandson but the genes for working with dictatorships and making money off of the Banking/Military Industrial Complex are replete in the DNA of The Commander Guy.

So in order to cover their cowardly demeanors and Republicans have always glommed onto and used the military for their purposes by "claiming" to honor and support service men and veterans, while exploiting the natural affinity the American people have to support their armed forces.

Of course, Bush and the other Chicken Hawk Warmongers know nothing of the problems, dangers, evils, hardships faced by those who have served in combat zone. Nor do they care. Suicides, PTSD, skyrocketing Divorce rates, lack of proper health care, multiple tours of duty, home foreclosures are no big deal it's not them or their families suffering these things. To The Schizophrenic Decider veterans and soldiers are props to make him look good and cheer his unintelligble speeches.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Scott McClellan

Boy, Old Scotty sure hit a nerve. And of course, the attacks on Scott McClellan must now begin. How dare he be so disloyal as to state "the Iraq War was not necessary" and Busch relied on "propaganda" to sell the war. As everyone knows absolute loyalty is all president Cult of Personality Busch requires.

Karl Rove proclaims McClellan sounds like a "left wing blogger".

And the Heroes at Free Republic consider it their duty to kill McClellan for his traitorous deeds!

Dana Perino, who claimed the job in the hopes her speeches would not be analyzed because the male reporters would not have enough blood in their brains to comprehend her ignorant innanities stated, "Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House. We are puzzled. It is sad. This is not the Scott we knew."

Lost in their vitriol is the truth Busch is a liar who used propaganda and was aided in his efforts by the Media to lead the nation into a disastrous war in Iraq for control of the region and for the transfer of American wealth into the hands of the those who profit off of death and destruction.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Update 06/03/08:

Here is an article by Edward G. Lengel on the last remaining World War One veteran, belatedly included. It's an excellent disassemblation of the American prediclition to ignore veterans. From the article:
But there are some stories that Americans would rather not hear. If war tales aren't thrilling, readers and armchair Napoleons aren't interested. The Civil War and World War II seem to lend themselves to good storytelling, as long as one avoids the ugly, depressing bits. They appear to have clear beginnings and endings, with dramatic heroes and villains. They move. World War I, by contrast, with its images of trench warfare and mustard gas, is not so easy to manipulate in a marketable manner. Popular historians consequently avoid it. As one trade publisher recently told me, World War I has "poor entertainment value." Attempts to discuss it, even with avid students of military history, often end with the same comments that veterans heard back in 1919: "It's all too dreadful," and so on.

We should step back and think for a moment about what this says about Americans as people. Do we honor our veterans for all their sacrifices, or do we care only if they can tell us a good story? And who, then, is guilty of ingratitude?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Einstein's Letter

I had planned a post on the handwritten 1954 letter by Albert Einstein containing his views on religion which surfaced and was auctioned off two weeks ago but, because of the constraints of life and time I didn't get around to it. So here is what I can throw together now.

In the letter Einstein writes:

The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.

For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.

It's not that Einstein's word on god carries more weight than most, it's that the religious blatherskites Dinesh Dsouza, Schmuley Boteach and Laura Ingraham always trot out the tired canard of: Great Scientist X (usually Galileo Galiei, Isaac Newton or Einstein) was religious who are you to think you know more than them.

Of course, ancient, medieval and enlightenment scientists who did not profess faith in god(s) are never mentioned nor is Aristotle. Aristotle's writings on science and philosophy dominated European thought (and islamic). Aristotle had the longest reign over mankind's thinking. Until the time of Nicholas Copernicus, Giordano Bruno and Galileo who questioned Aristotle's conclusions. Copernicus, of course hid his conclusions until after his death, Galileo was forced to recant his error by the Church and Bruno was burned at the stake.

Well, it's to be expected. The hundreds (or millions) of religions no longer hold the best explanation of the world from the movements of the stars to the twitches of the human nervous system. But, the religious zealots know they hold the truth (cause their imam, rabbi, preacher, sufi says so) and feel they must use every means available to them to convince the rest of us.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Iraq and September 11

Is it a fact that we went into Iraq to punish those responsible for September 11 as His Fraudulency reminds us once again:

Some of our fellow citizens wonder whether the mission in Iraq is worth the cost. I strongly believe it is. And here is why: The enemy has made clear that Iraq is the central battleground of the great ideological struggle of our time. This is a struggle between those who murder the innocent to advance their hateful objectives and those of us who love liberty and long for peace. We saw that these enemies -- what these enemies intend for our country on September the 11th, 2001 -- and we must do everything in our power to stop the enemy from attacking us again.

Of course, The Commander Guy continues to deliver his rousing speeches to military audiences, this time to the 82nd Airborne. RockRichard has an on the ground SITREP of the pomp and circumstance over at Vetvoice. I wonder if Ole Tipsy Canoe had to recuse himself from the "latrines" at the infamous Ft. Bragg barracks.

Meanwhile, pay no attention to the 15 Billion the Pentagon can not account for, merely the latest in the disappearance of money down the MIC Hole.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Citizens or Servants of Government, Part One

Two issues have come to the forefront recently; The Government deciding whom you can and can not marry and the education of it's citizens.

The California Supreme Court recently caused a Nova in Right Wing Radio by overturning the state's ban on marriage. The Right attacks centered on two basic salients:
1) Tyrannical Unelected Judges are attempting to impose their liberal secular progressive values on the majority of Americans who don't share their beliefs.
2) And Marriage has always historically been defined as between one man and one woman.

Well, we can disperse with the second point easily, because it is not true. Marriage has not been historically defined as one man and one woman. Marriage is a cultural artifice which varies between human societies. Whether that be Polygamous or Polyandrous situation or the mainstream American model.

Currently in America we have Serial Monogamy, which up until recently was dominated by Older Men. When financially successful men gathered enough resources they could jettison their current older model and marry a younger one. This was evidenced by such men as Johnny Carson and Hugh Hefner. Now financially secure older woman are getting into the trade-in of their older spouses for younger men, e.g. Demi Moore's trade of Bruce Willis for Ashton Kutcher.

The first point is one which politically ignorant Americans, who often listen to Rush Limbaugh for their civics lessons, get hoodwinked because it doesn't matter. Government has no right to determine whom is "married" to whom, as long as each person is an adult (let's say 17), is of sound mind, no coercion is used and the union is freely entered into by each person. If Person A and Person B wish to share a household and recognize each other via legal documents and call themselves "married" that is their right. And the will of the majority doesn't matter. The majority can not vote themselves control over their fellow citizens. If 101 people get together 51 can not vote to enslave the other 50.

Part Two will touch on the new GI Bill and the Government officials who are worried American citizens will only spend 3 years in the military in an attempt to get education benefits.

Update 05/23:
Rick Santorum chimes in using the two pronged attack; It's tradition and against the Will of the People.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Can anyone spot the disconnect?

The same shell game is being played on the American people over and over again. Bush declares success in Iraq, despite or because of the conditions on the ground, claims the Troops will be reduced, then the reduction in forces never occurs and the number of American servicemen in Iraq remain the same as it was during the initial invasion.

For instance, Dick Cheney, wearing a 10 gallon hat, most likely carrying his spare blood supply for his artificially propelled heart, recently told the graduating class of Coasties, "The war on terror is a lengthy enterprise, but it does not have to go on forever." Sounds like victory is at hand and an end to the toil placed on the US military is close.

But, meanwhile...

General Petraeus and Lt. General Odierno are defending the pause in Troop Reduction and asking for another 4 months to decide if further reductions are possible. Odierno will be taking over as the Top General in Iraq when Petraeus is nominated to Centcom Commander. Odierno for those who don't recall stated this in 2006: ""This generation of service members will be in what we're calling the Long War," the general said. "Our estimate is that for at least the next 20 years, part of our focus will be on how do we deal with the extremist networks that will continue to threaten the United States and its allies."

And the basic refrain from Paetraeus and Odierno hasn't changed since the Surge began. Last year in May, Odierno stated, "Right now, if you ask me, I would tell you I'll probably need a little bit more time to do a true assessment."

However, we have SecDef Gates dusting off the Vietnam-Era 'light at the end of the tunnel' rhetoric; Gates claims Iraq 'endgame' in sight, but warns against hasty pullout. Of course, he hedges his bets warning against a pull-out. This is calculated to lay the groundwork for the Bush Regime to blame the Next President for losing Iraq.

After he flees to Paraguay, Bush will begin his next spoof, convincing the American populace that as he was leaving office Victory in Iraq was right there! Just one more jot or tittle and the US would have experienced the orgasmic release Bush felt every time he dealt out justice to the evil-doers!

But then...

The terrorist appeasing Defeatocrats took over the White House and Congress and surrendered all of Bush's hard fought gains. Of course, most of the heavy work will be done by Faux News, Dick Cheney and Bush's handlers via, Print, Internet, TV, and Radio hammering the Next President Bungled Iraq interpretation into the collective unconscious of the American People.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Cindy McCain is Better than You.

Quit fucking questioning your betters!

If Cindy wishes to invest in Sudan, so be it! If she deems she will sell those Sudanese investments for more money than you shall ever earn in your working lifetime. That is her right, per her position as a better than you!

If Cindy wishes to keep her tax returns out of the public light so poor ignorant Americans vote for McCain thinking his interests are in line with theirs. Well... that's not exactly lying. After all, as the Right points out it's completely a Privacy issue. And Right Wingers would never mount a partisan attack on the spouse of a political enemy!

"Let the masses Drink Beer", they need not worry themselves with the finances of their rulers, err... representatives.

At least we can rest easy knowing the equivocating Patriots at Free Republic will defend Cindy McCain's millions and war profiteering investments, while lambasting Teresa Heinz-Kerry at the same time. Pure Genius!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Taser! Taser! Taser!

The Taser has become the panacea of law enforcement. It has been marketed successfully as a less-than-lethal alternative. In 2005, information surfaced that Taser International was involved with the Department of Defense study to determine if the military should purchase Tasers. Getting the majority of your research from the company attempting to sell you their product represents a basic conflict of interest.

A San Francisco Cardiologist Zian Tseng recently stated Studies on tasers are flawed. Dr. Tseng pointed out, Most commonly cited studies that show the devices are safe were financed by Taser International.

Taser International has taken an aggressive policy of suing Coroner's and Medical Examiners who cite Taser's as partly or wholly responsible for deaths of people after having been "Tased". Amnesty International cited 291 deaths from June 2001 to September 2007, in the United States. Truth Not Tasers Blog is a blog in memoriam for Robert Bagnell, who died after an taser incident with Vancouver Police.

So, whom to believe? Well... Taser International does have a demonstrable bias. If their weapons are shown to have contributed to the deaths of people then they aren't the non-lethal force option they're claimed to be. Opening up Taser for lawsuits, loss of sales and the destruction of their corporation.

Personally, I have experienced a Taser and I've got the patch to prove it. I Rode the Lightning for 5 seconds. However, it was modified Taser hit, the probes which are shot out and embed themselves in the suspect were attached to my belt and lower back. It did not feel good.

I think the Idea of the Taser as a magic bullet conflict-ender may have convinced (I don't use "brainwashed" but others have) police forces to overlook the possibility the devices are not as safe

The Taser dilemma is also indicative of the continuing transformation of US police forces into a more Paramilitary mindset.

Read about the recent Colorado Taser Duel.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Studs Terkel is 96 years old

Today is the Birthday of Louis 'Studs' Terkel . Studs moved to Chicago in 1922 with his family. Terkel is well known for his Oral histories of the Jazz Age, World War II, Chicago, and Worker's Movements. Particularly, his efforts for the Haymarket Memorial Committee in commemorating that infamous Chicago incident of injustice.

According to Terkel from his 1971 Memoir, in 1926 Studs learned firsthand of the Haymarket Tragedy from Parsons' widow Lucy and members of the IWW, the Wobblies.

On May 4, 1970 Terkel spoke at a small rally at Haymarket and with members of the Illinois Labor History Society placed a small plaque honoring the union dead on the Catholic Charities Building on Randolph Street.

On September 14, 2004 a memorial was finally erected. It's good Terkel lived to see a statue placed to the memories of the wrongly accused, wrongly convicted and murdered workers

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Everyone's Gotta Sacrifice

Karma Police
I've given all I can
It's not enough
I've given all I can
~ Karma Police, Radiohead

George W. Busch was interviewed by Politico recently. Some of his answers were eye openers but I almost teared up reading about the sacrifice the man whom no one has suffered more than during the last 5 years:

Question: Mr. President, you haven't been golfing in recent years. Is that related to Iraq?

Busch: Yes, it really is. I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander-in-Chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be as -- to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.

To give up golf during trying times like these! The Strength, The Courage, The Balls! Busch's Clubs should be placed on his Altar of Sacrifice at his 100,000 acre Paraguay Presidental Library.

Question: Mr. President, for the record, is global warming real?

Busch: Yes, it is real, sure is.

Holy shit! Somebody tell the bloviating pederast Rush Limbaugh to attack Bush for his Gore-like Global Warming statement!

Busch: The biggest issue we face is -- it's bigger than Iraq -- it's this ideological struggle against cold-blooded killers who will kill people to achieve their political objectives.

Isn't that what we've been espousing as the prime goal in Iraq, especially with the Surge? To Kill the right (or wrong depending on your perspective) people in order to achieve our and ostensibly the Iraqi people's political goals.

Question: Mr. President, we know you're a man of intense faith.

Busch: Michael, I'd say daily. I mean, part of the faith walk is to understand your weaknesses and is to constantly try to embetter yourself and get closer to the Lord.

Obviously, Busch is a Simpsons fan as he extrapolates upon the motto of Jebediah Springfield, "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."

Update (05/14):
Keith Olbermann Special Comment

Monday, May 12, 2008

Two stories of Magic

Oh, Oh it's Magic ~ Magic, The Cars

False One?

Jim Piculas, a substitute teacher in Florida, claims he lost his job after being accused of Wizardry. According to Piculas:
"I get a call the middle of the day from head of supervisor of substitute teachers. He says, 'Jim, we have a huge issue. You can't take any more assignments. You need to come in right away.' I said, 'Well Pat, can you explain this to me?' 'You've been accused of wizardry.' Wizardry?" Piculas said.
I suppose we could build a bridge out of him to prove whether he is a witch or not...

True One?

Neanderthals speak again after 30,000 years. From the Article:
Neanderthals have spoken out for the first time in 30,000 years, with the help of scientists who have simulated their voices using fossil evidence and a computer synthesizer.

Robert McCarthy, an anthropologist at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, used new reconstructions of Neanderthal vocal tracts to work out how they would have sounded, reported on Wednesday.

The conclusion is that Neanderthals spoke, but sounded rather different to us.
Since the Neanderthals were a branch of the human evolutionary family which lived in Europe it's only proper a German would accuse someone of being a Caveman: German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel criticises Bush's Neanderthal speech.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

How long before Mary Tillman is smeared ala Cindy Sheehan?

Mary Tillman has published a book examining the hell she has gone through since the death of her son Pat Tillman. I have not read the book, but I have followed the unfolding story over the last 4 years. Mary Tillman has recently done several interviews (here, here and here) speaking out aganist the Bush Regime and the cover-up surrounding her son's death.

I'm waiting for the Coulter screed labeling Mary and "kook" or "tool" of the Democrats. Coulter extolled Pat Tillman as "an American original-virtuous, pure and masculine like only an American male can be." Which is why she had to state "I don't believe it" when it was learned Tillman was anti-war and was going to talk with someone like Noam Chomsky, which the Warmongers at FreeRepublic couldn't understand either.

Pat Tillman's enlistment and death were used by the Bush regime. Simple fact. But, why?

Blog posts especially at the loathsome FreeRepublic were upset that the truth should come out. You see to many Freepers every soldier killed has died a hero for American "National Interests". And the circumstances surrounding their deaths should never, ever be revealed for such revelations might lead to questions and questions lead to doubts and doubts lead to discontent with the Rulers.

There has never been a more pernicious lie than "National Interests".

It takes an intestinal fortitude to look deeper and realize what Tillman and others may have died for are the interests of a handful of people whose Interests don't extend much past their own offshore bank accounts.

But, we aren't supposed to know or worry about that. We are supposed to Support the Troops by Supporting the Mission. And the mission in Iraq is...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

"I must study politics and war

that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study paintings, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain." ~ attributed to John Adams, 1st US Vice-President

This sentiment has been cruelly and cynically manipulated by National Leaders in the US since it's beginning. In the 1946 drama Tomorrow is Forever Orson Welles' character proclaims a similar theory. Bush and his minions have often invoked the "Long War" and need for continued support Ad infinitum.

Every ruling administration has feed the same line to the American People. Trust Us, they say, You have to put up with hard times, a loss of certain liberties, and sacrifices in order so your sons shall not.

Every generation falls for it, at first because education was a hard thing to come by in early America. Not that people were stupid, far from it. Earlier Americans had to cope with problems people today wouldn't know how to address. But, after education became funded and accessible to all the curriculum needed to be controlled and decided by those in power. Education then became a tool to craft the masses of America into cogs for the Machinery of War or Business. And since the nation was (and still is) controlled by a cadre of Captains of Industry, Governmental Rulers and the Leadership of the Military, children must continually be molded through the patriotic lens of America.

It's a natural human feeling government is exploiting. Mankind has always felt willing to (except for the 70s and 80s when the Baby Boomers decided it was all about them) put up with hardship so their children would not have to. Humans have evolved sense of kinship and feelings of love of family. The military has for years latched onto this natural instinct and attempted to brain wash it's young applicants into identifying with the military as family. Once a Marine, Always a Marine.

What political leadership has done over the years is attempt to expand the idea of family. Patriotism is the effort by which feelings of kinship are transferred to a larger group of people, i.e. America. That's why the Warmongers always invoke the term America to cloak their goals, which quite frankly are continued and expanded war. You and America are the same. Let me assure you, Erik Prince, CEO of Blackwater and Dick Cheney have the same goals and desires as you. Every single one of the 300 million people in the country is the same. War is in Our National Interest.

As Howard Zinn pointed out, "What struck me as I began to study history was how nationalist fervor--inculcated from childhood on by pledges of allegiance, national anthems, flags waving and rhetoric blowing--permeated the educational systems of all countries, including our own." - A People's History of the United state, pg.659.

Patriotism is still exploited today. Genuine feelings of loss, pride, and sorrow are used by the unscrupulous to divide people. Watch Ari Fleschier's (of the infamous Americans better watch what they say) Freedomwatch use the same language I've highlighted:

I'm not going to post the actual videos but a link. Watch the last two videos.

The Gravest Threat to Our Military

The Government needs to get better control on our Troops. That's why I whole-heartily support Paul Broun's recent Military Honor and Decency Act. As Broun noted, "Allowing the sale of pornography on military bases has harmed military men and women..."

Controls need to be placed on what our youth see, read and hear, especially those being given weapons training. When young men and women enter boot camp a careful diet of approved State sponsored literature is the only thing they need to have access to. We must also consider adding mandatory chemical supplements to their diet, to curb and control their moods.

Gosh! I mean can you imagine if the members of our military were allowed to view dirty books! Think of the consequences! The next thing you know they'll be reading subversive literature and questioning our leadership in Washington.

And as Ari Fleischer reminds us, "they [Americans] need to watch what they say, watch what they do."

And if they [Americans] don't our properly trained military can remind them.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

US Army or Caesar's Tenth Legion

The Dod has sounded the alarm:
In an announcement that puts troops and their families in the middle of a political dispute, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday that the Army will not be able to pay soldiers after June 15 unless Congress approves an emergency war funding bill.
What this means is the DoD used the funds set aside for soldier's pay for other purposes. Most likely, buying nearly useless MRAP vehicles, bribes to the Anbar Imams or to buy Erik Prince another fortified Dr. Evil mansion.

Why is the alarm being raised of the evil pro-terrorist loving Never were Anti-War Democrat Congress won't pay Private First Class Jones?

Because this is political gold for the Warfare State. It gives them the hammer of the Troops to bludgeon the people into submission. Give us the money or we wont pay your kids. Quite succinctly - Pay us or your kids die.

At least John Murtha has the guts to call this for what it is:
“It is unacceptable for the Pentagon to make a political statement like that, scaring troops and their families in time of war. They know they’re going to be paid, and we know they’re going to be paid,” Murtha said.

Or this means we're further along the Roman Imperial Road.
According to Appian this is what transpired.
"What is it you want? State your demands," Caesar said.
No one answered at first. Appian says that none had the courage to ask for money and so one or two men began to call out for their discharge. They had been detained in the legions, and they wanted to go home. There were loud choruses of agreement.
"Very well," Caesar responded, "I discharge you. all of you."
There was stunned silence.
"And," he went on after a judicious pause, "I will pay you everything I promised you, after I win this war with other legions, and after they have had their just rewards."
~ Stephen Dando-Collins, Caesar's Legion pg 147.

Maybe Congress could pay the War profiteers based on success. You'll get your TRILLIONS after we've won the war in Iraq. I bet the Occupation would end rather quickly in that case.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Soriano is NOT a Chicago Cub

he is a Yankee. And like all things New York Yankee, they are anathema to good baseball and a curse on the Major Leagues.

Alfonso Soriano was a bad signing. All the talk in Chicago was the Cubs brass wanted to make a big free agent acquisition and Soriano was the big name. Soriano parlayed a 40 home run 40 stolen base with the Washington Nationals into a 136 million contract over 8 years.

Soriano has several deficiencies (as a baseball player). He's selfish. He's a terrible leadoff hitter. He won't play unless he bats leadoff. He can not field. He can not run. He doesn't draw walks and he strikes out too much. His inability to run to and make attempts at catching fly balls in left field have led directly to the recent 3 losses to the Brewers and Cardinals.

Also it's great for the team when the highest paid player won't do something as simple as change his position in the batting order to aid the team. And what's worse is he isn't hitting. I might be able to stifle my discontent with his demands if Soriano was hitting, but he's not, he's batting a paltry .177. Ronny Cedeno and AAA player Mike Fontenot are out hitting him. He's not a superstar. And he's going to be doing this to Cub Fans until 2016.

For Cub Fans we are going to look back at the blown victory against the Brewers on 1 May as the turning point of the season. The day the season was lost.

But, you know the best thing about Baseball? Especially when it's delivered via The Glass Teat? The Federal Mafia knows the Bread and Circuses routine still works to distract the people they rule from things like $4.00+ per gallon gas and the dead and wounded in Iraq...

Monday, May 5, 2008

God sure is Mad!

God just sent Americans another message. If you even think about electing Barack Obama and not John McCain he'll kill Americans via a Hurricane.

You see obviously, the now 22,000 dead and rising in Myanmar from a cyclone is due to homosexual Sin, just as Hagee said, "I believe that the Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans."

Listen to John Hagee from his NPR Fresh Air interview (it's at 23:03). "All hurricanes are acts of God because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that."

I can see the bumper sticker now:
If you don't Vote for McCain
You'll Suffer A Hurricane

Now I know what you might be thinking! Why would God speak in Hurricanes? It's because he's a blowhard.

Oh... And ignore the 4 Marines killed in Anbar by an IED because the Surge has succeeded.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

In Rememberance of a Travesty

Today marks the anniversary of the labor rally (in favor of the pernicious 8-Hour work day) and riot at Haymarket Square. During the rally, after August Spies concluded his speech, an explosive device was thrown by a agent provocateur, most likely by a member of the Pinkerton's (The Blackwater of the 19th century) and an invective was coined The Bomb Throwing Anarchist.

The explosive device killed Police Officer Degan. What happened after the device exploded is infamous. A general melee occurred, in which at least 11 people were killed and unknown numbers wounded, mostly by the police. And the incident was used by members of the Kleptocracy to rid themselves of men whom they deemed dangerous to the standing social order.

Eight men were arrested: August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, Louis Lingg, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden and Oscar Neebe.

The following trial was a mockery. The jury included a relative of one of the killed police officers and had been picked by a court officer who publicly stated, "These fellows are going to be hanged as certain as death." No evidence connected the convicted to the bomb and two (Oscar Neebe and Louis Lingg) were not at Haymarket.

This was not justice but the use of the system by the state's attorney Juluis Grinell and others to divide people. The history of the US is this system of divide and conquer, keep the people apart and under the control of the system.

As Howard Zinn wrote in his Magnum Opus, A People's History of the United States pg 646, 647, 648,

"The American system is the most ingenious system of control in world history. There is no system of control with more openings, apertures, lee-ways, flexibilities, rewards for the chosen, winning tickets in lotteries. There is none that disperses its controls more complexly through the voting system, the work situation, the church, the family, the school, the mass media - none more successful in mollifying opposition with reforms, isolating people from one another, creating patriotic loyalty.

It is very important for the Establishment - that uneasy club of business executives, generals, and politicos - to maintain the historic pretense of national unity, in which the government represents all the people, and the common enemy is overseas, not at home, where disasters of economics or war are unfortunate errors or tragic accidents, to be corrected by the members of the same club that brought the disasters."

I think about the Last Chapter of A People's History often.

who was told what to do by the man,
who was broken by trained personnel,
who was fitted with collar and chain,

-- Pink Floyd, Dogs

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Mission Accomplished Day!

I'd like to wish All Americans a Happy Mission Accomplished Day. Hard to believe it was 5 years ago, Major Combat in Iraq Ended.

It's been nothing but Nipples and Root Beer since...

I can think of nothing more appropriate for Bush's Legacy than this Day, unless of course it's the continuing disdain for Veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries.

But after all Veterans are merely pawns to George W. Krushcehv!

To be fair to the Bush regime I'll make sure to refer to May 1 by the Title reinterpreted by Dana Perino Happy Mission Accomplished For These Sailors Who Are On This Ship On Their Mission!